Friday, March 7th 2014
I am fully aware that what I am about to write is going to piss some of you off. I would like to say that I am sorry, but I am not. I have a habit of telling it like it is.
Lately my mind has been focused on nothing but Divergent and Catching Fire DVD – but that doesn’t mean that I don’t read the emails, tweets, and facebook comments coming in. Managing this site, working full time, and living real life is a careful balance.
So – Vampire Academy fans, I hear you. I know all about your grass roots campaign, and I respect it. You aren’t the first one to do it. Yes, you may scream louder and the media may pick it up – but getting angry with people isn’t a way to make it better.
I get that to you, the movie isn’t a failure. I respect that. Because to me, The Mortal Instruments wasn’t a failure. I fought and fight like hell to get the sequel made. Petitions? Done it and organized it. Write in Campaigns? Done it and organized it. Trending Tweets? Done it and organized it. And yes, Constantin Films has said they will move ahead with City of Ashes, but until the cameras roll – I will still be fighting like hell.
So, I get it. I get your screams. I get your want for someone to listen. (Continue Reading…)
Tuesday, February 18th 2014
Over the past few weeks Fangirlish has undergone a lot of changes. We’ve returned to writing with our fangirl twist. We’ve become a lot more frank about what we love and what we don’t. We post less, but we fangirl more.
We’ve been able to streamline our writers and talk to you guys more – so we can figure out exactly what people want to read about. And in response to that – we have started looking for writers to cover the fandoms that you have said you want to see on here and the ones you want to see more of.
- The 100
- The Big Bang Theory
- Beauty and the Beast
- Sleepy Hollow
- The Amazing Spiderman
- If I Stay
Those are just some of the ones that we are looking to add now. If you are a fan and want to write about them for us - find more information HERE.
We are also looking for someone to take over writing about The Originals and another person to write about The Vampire Diaries.
Monday, February 17th 2014
Fangirling. I feel like I could teach a class on it. We’ll call it things you don’t really need to know, but you learn quickly.
Always have a Sharpie
So this one time, I was in NYC and a certain rapper (who I will not say) was at the hotel I was at. My friend walked up to him and asked for an autograph. He said sure and asked for a sharpie. She straight pulled out a dry erase marker – and he laughed like she had just told the funniest joke ever. I rolled my eyes. Sharpie! Say it with me. Buy the keychain one. Doesn’t matter. Have that sharpie with you at all times.
Carry a Breath Mint
Girls – gum is a no no. Lets face it, not all of us can chew properly and when it sounds like you are chewing your cud and spitting at the same time – that is just not right. No one wants to experience nausea around you. Was at Comic Con last year, when a celebrity asked someone to stop chewing around them. It’s your job as a fangirl to be seen and not heard unless asked to be heard.
Fat doesn’t mean crap
I am fat. My best friends in this fangirling world aren’t. I may take up two spaces, where they take up one – but it’s me that feels self concious about it. But in that respect it’s me that has to get over it. I have been blessed to do a lot of things and being fat hasn’t stopped me. It’s my insecurities that have. Accept who you are – cause you are the one and only you. Actors, singers, and such – they have never been less kind to me because I am overweight.
Fandom is a small world
There are millions of fansites around the world. There are ones for everything and anything. But this world is so small. A large majority of the ones that you know – we have all known eachother for years. It’s like highschool. Word gets around.
People you don’t think know you will.
Superglue is your friend
I carry it in my purse when doing things. Why? Never fails something will break. Something always breaks. Someone needs super glue.
Celebrities like to knit and cook
I have interviewed a lot of celebrities and when I ask what they like to do – they always say cook and knit. I am screwed, cause I can’t do either. Looks like we can’t do that if we become BFF’s.
Celebrities actually eat
I know it sounds shitty to say, but I always thought celebrities didn’t eat. But they do. I want their metabolism.
Spanx can throw your back out
It’s okay you can laugh. But I have literally thrown out my back trying to get into them. They aren’t necessary. But they sure as hell make that LBD look good.
Celebrities are people too
I was at a press junket where we were staying at a hotel. My friends and I got into a fight, and I decided to take a walk to clear my head. I walked outside, crying, and ran into the male lead of a franchise. He remembered me and asked why I was crying. I didn’t wanna say “Girl drama, my friends and I were fighting.” So the only thing that sprang to mind – “I’m just so hungry.” He looked at me and offered me his chocolate chip cookie. I hate chocolate, but I took it. He hugged me and asked me if I wanted dinner. You don’t think that they care, that you would not remember – but they do.
Friday, February 14th 2014
Okay – you know those girls that stood behind barriers and screamed like they were 15, but were really in their late 20s/early 30s – when Twilight was coming out in theaters? I am one of them. I rocked my screams like no ones business, obsessed over Taylor Lautner, and wanted a love like Bella and Edward’s. I experienced the love and the hate for my views on Twilight. There is nothing like those fans.
They will cut a bitch.
I learned how to fangirl when it came to Twilight. Twilight was the first fandom that I worked on. And from that grew to Divergent, The Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures, Warm Bodies, Enders Game, The Fault in Our Stars… somehow we grew to be a part of so many things. I am honored to be a fan of so many things.
I have been blessed.
The thing is – I don’t get involved with something I don’t love. I work my ass off regardless if the studio, author, publisher, or the fans all take notice. I don’t stop. I become obsessive in figuring out a way to just do it. I build bibles on every fandom – so when I need to reference something, I know what it is. I come up with initiatives. I can weed through 400 google alerts in 30 minutes. I can read a 400 page book in under 3 hours.
I get it – my friends think that being a fangirl is a waste of time. They always talk about their kids and their husbands, their latest project. Whatever they are up to.
I get it. They adhere to the norm.
I can tell you that being a professional fangirl is not a waste of time. I have learned life lessons and traveled the world. I have met people that they can only dream of. As much as they make fun of that – I know that they sometimes wish that they got to do the things I do.
I know that because when I have gotten them into screenings, to celebrity meet and greets – they call me as if they were fifteen again.
What have I learned being a fangirl, you ask?
Don’t screw with the K-Stew Fanatics
Ok- I get it, they love Kristen Stewart. But if you say something wrong – comment on her smiling, lack of smiling, hairstyle, clothing, smoking, breathing, lack of hygiene 0r not, cheating – well they will find you. They will tweet you and email you and find you. (BTW – if you are reading this, please know I love KStew, not saying anything bad, don’t hurt me). So what’s the point to that?
As with anything there is a good and a bad side to fangirling. It’s taught me to draw that line. Having a real life and a professional life is equally important. Sometimes I obsess over work too much, and I need to step away. I have a group of girlfriends who aren’t in fandoms, who draw me away and make me do adult things. Balance is key. Love what you love, but keep in mind at the end of the day – it’s a fandom, it’s not real life.
Sleep? What’s that?
Twilight taught me that Vampires don’t sleep. So I know that it’s possible. Now I have a hard enough time staying off gluten (ps you know what tastes good in food – GLUTEN), so I am pretty sure being a vampire isn’t in the cards. So I have had to learn what it takes to find time to sleep and stop worrying about the story.
I may not be the first person to get a story up – but when I do get it up, someone is seeing it for the first time to. So put your own spin on it. Sleep comes first.
Hard Work – ya, my parent were right.
Hard work is key. There are times where I am like “HOLY FUCK THIS IS TOO MUCH”. I can literally sit here and stare at a computer screen for hours and not post anything. But do I know that stuff needs to get done. YES I DO. So I have to snap out of it. Sometimes you just have to make it through.
Not everyone is going to understand what you do.
Look – even studios, publishers, and such – they haven’t a clue what it is you are doing. But you have to prove what you are capable of. Don’t be defined by others. But I tell you this – there isn’t a studio, publisher, author, singer – not a single one I have met that isn’t appreciative for their fans and their fansites.
Xanax is wonderful.
In other words – learn to chill out. Don’t let people get to you. Work hard and stay focused.
I Can Internet Research like I am in the CIA
Sometimes you have to chase after the things that you want. And I wanted to be involved with a certain movie. I had to find emails. And let me tell you – it wasn’t easy, but I found things I didn’t think I could find. You need to know where to look for contacts, for info. You need to be able to research. Now my friends call me for all the info on the shit they want to know.
Don’t do it to get something out of it.
Do it because you love it. If you expect things from being a fangirl – you aren’t doing it right.
And that my friends is the practical stuff I learned. Stay tuned for Monday when I tell you all the impractical stuff I learned.
Tuesday, February 11th 2014
Good day, Mr. Queen. You and I need to have a little chat. And, yes, as you’ve probably already guessed by the way I’m referring to you as Mr. Queen that this isn’t going to be a happy conversation.
Okay, here’s the deal, Oliver. I’ve got a problem with your behavior recently. And how you’ve been dealing with your feelings. It’s not healthy. For you. Or for me, most importantly.
Let’s get right to it. You really pissed me off when you hooked up with Sara at the end of episode 2×13. Like everything was all sunshine and rainbows — you go and have the most epic Olicity moment up to this point — and then you threw that all away in 30 seconds because of your pent up anger, spawned by your mommy issues. Not. Fucking. Cool. Man.
Let’s look at it from Laurel’s perspective. God, I don’t even like the woman, but you screwed her (pun not intended) over royally. She didn’t deserve it the first time. And she didn’t deserve it the second time. But I can (in a messed up way) sort of understand what happened the first time around. Things with Laurel were getting serious way too fast and being the jerk (no offense) that you were before the island, you hooked up with her sister because she wanted to destroy your relationship with Laurel. Well, congrats. It worked. (Continue Reading…)